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System Properties Comparison Firebase Realtime Database vs. Hazelcast vs. Linter vs. RavenDB

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NameFirebase Realtime Database  Xexclude from comparisonHazelcast  Xexclude from comparisonLinter  Xexclude from comparisonRavenDB  Xexclude from comparison
DescriptionCloud-hosted realtime document store. iOS, Android, and JavaScript clients share one Realtime Database instance and automatically receive updates with the newest data.A widely adopted in-memory data gridRDBMS for high security requirementsOpen Source Operational and Transactional Enterprise NoSQL Document Database
Primary database modelDocument storeKey-value storeRelational DBMSDocument store
Secondary database modelsDocument store infoJSON support with IMDG 3.12Spatial DBMSGraph DBMS infoexperimental
DB-Engines Ranking infomeasures the popularity of database management systemsranking trend
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Score16.92
Rank#38  Overall
#5  Document stores
Score9.27
Rank#46  Overall
#5  Key-value stores
Score0.08
Rank#312  Overall
#137  Relational DBMS
Score3.24
Rank#88  Overall
#14  Document stores
Websitefirebase.google.com/­products/­realtime-databasehazelcast.comlinter.ru/­enravendb.net
Technical documentationfirebase.google.com/­docs/­databasehazelcast.org/­imdg/­docsravendb.net/­docs
DeveloperGoogle infoacquired by Google 2014Hazelcastrelex.ru/­enHibernating Rhinos
Initial release2012200819902010
Current release4.2, March 20215.1, November 2020
License infoCommercial or Open SourcecommercialOpen Source infoApache Version 2; commercial licenses availablecommercialOpen Source infoAGPL version 3, commercial license available
Cloud-based only infoOnly available as a cloud serviceyesnonono
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Implementation languageJavaC and C++C#
Server operating systemshostedAll OS with a Java VMAIX
Android
BSD
HP Open VMS
iOS
Linux
OS X
VxWorks
Windows
Linux
macOS
Raspberry Pi
Windows
Data schemeschema-freeschema-freeyesschema-free
Typing infopredefined data types such as float or dateyesyesyesno
XML support infoSome form of processing data in XML format, e.g. support for XML data structures, and/or support for XPath, XQuery or XSLT.noyes infothe object must implement a serialization strategyno
Secondary indexesyesyesyesyes
SQL infoSupport of SQLnoSQL-like query languageyesSQL-like query language (RQL)
APIs and other access methodsAndroid
iOS
JavaScript API
RESTful HTTP API
JCache
JPA
Memcached protocol
RESTful HTTP API
ADO.NET
JDBC
LINQ
ODBC
OLE DB
Oracle Call Interface (OCI)
.NET Client API
Java Client API
Python Client API
RESTful HTTP API
Supported programming languagesJava
JavaScript
Objective-C
.Net
C#
C++
Clojure
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Scala
C
C#
C++
Java
Perl
PHP
Python
Qt
Ruby
Tcl
.Net
C#
Go
Java
JavaScript (Node.js)
Python
Ruby
Server-side scripts infoStored procedureslimited functionality with using 'rules'yes infoEvent Listeners, Executor Servicesyes infoproprietary syntax with the possibility to convert from PL/SQLyes
TriggersCallbacks are triggered when data changesyes infoEventsyesyes
Partitioning methods infoMethods for storing different data on different nodesShardingnoneSharding
Replication methods infoMethods for redundantly storing data on multiple nodesyes infoReplicated MapSource-replica replicationMulti-source replication
MapReduce infoOffers an API for user-defined Map/Reduce methodsnoyesnoyes infoMapReduce functions can be defined in Linq
Consistency concepts infoMethods to ensure consistency in a distributed systemEventual Consistency infoif the client is offline
Immediate Consistency infoif the client is online
Immediate Consistency or Eventual Consistency selectable by user infoRaft Consensus AlgorithmImmediate ConsistencyEventual Consistency
Foreign keys infoReferential integritynonoyesno
Transaction concepts infoSupport to ensure data integrity after non-atomic manipulations of datayesone or two-phase-commit; repeatable reads; read commitedACIDACID, Cluster-wide transaction available
Concurrency infoSupport for concurrent manipulation of datayesyesyesyes
Durability infoSupport for making data persistentyesyesyesyes
In-memory capabilities infoIs there an option to define some or all structures to be held in-memory only.yes
User concepts infoAccess controlyes, based on authentication and database rulesRole-based access controlfine grained access rights according to SQL-standardAccess control on document level using the Authorization Bundle
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Firebase Realtime DatabaseHazelcastLinterRavenDB
Specific characteristicsHazelcast is an in-memory computing platform that runs applications with extremely...
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RavenDB is the pioneer NoSQL Document Database that is fully transactional (ACID)...
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Competitive advantagesHazelcast has an optimized, multi-threaded architecture that enables the highest...
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RavenDB is easy to setup and secure. You can do it in a matter of minutes . Easy...
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Typical application scenariosHazelcast powers many types of large-scale, data processing applications. A sample...
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IoT for Edge Deployments Fraud Detection Recommendation Engines Product Catalogs...
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Key customersHazelcast customers include 50 of the world’s largest financial services companies,...
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Toyota, Capgemini, Vodafone, Medicaid, Asos, Nomura, RMS Automotive, MSNBC, Pluralsight,...
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Market metrics2 million+ downloads 1000+ customers including Fortune 500 large enterprises
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Licensing and pricing modelsHazelcast provides both open source and commercial software. The open source offering...
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RavenDB is available on-premise and in the cloud. RavenDB Cloud is available on AWS...
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